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This is Who We Were: In the 2000s

Table of Contents

Essay on the 2000s



Introduction



“The Last Known Survivor of the South Tower of the 9/11 World Trade Center Attack”



Andy J. Semotiuk, Forbes, September 12, 2016


Section One: Profiles



2000: Real Estate Lawer


2000: Young Japanese Immigrant and Painter


2001: Waitress and Young Mother


2001: Collegiate Ultimate Frisbee Player


2001: Special Forces Sergeant in the War in Afghanistan


2002: Public Relations Specialist


2002: Shaman and Energy Healer


2003: Heavy Machinery Operator


2003: Workshop and Retreat Leader


2003: Lieutenant Colonel in the War in Iraq


2004: Salesperson and Training Director


2004: High School Girls’ Basketball Coach


2004: Elementary School Principal


2005: Telemarketer


2005: Pool Player


2006: Olympic Hockey Player


2006: Music Copyright Lawyer


2007: Avionics Mechanic in the National Guard


2007: Jazz Saxophonist


2008: Barack Obama Campaign Field Organizer


2008: Brigadier General


2008: Producer, CNN


2008: Surfer and Surfboard Entrepreneur


2009: Pastry Chef


2009: Irish Immigrant and Researcher


2009: Roofing Crew Leader


2009: Brewery Owner


Section Two: Historical Snapshots


Early 2000s


Mid 2000s


Late 2000s


Section Three: Economy of the Times


Consumer Expeditures


Annual Income of Standard Jobs


Selected Prices


Value of a Dollar Index 1860-2016


Section Four: All Around Us—What We Saw, Wrote, Read & Listened To


All Around Us—2000s


Section Five: Census Data


State-by-State Comparative Tables: 2000, 2010 and 2016


U.S. and State Profiles


Age and Sex Composition


The American Indian and Alaska Native Population


The Asian Population


The Black Population


Congressional Apportionment


The Hispanic Population


Housing Characteristics


The Older Population


Overview of Race and Hispanic Origin


Population Distribution and Change: 2000 to 2010


The White Population


Further Reading